The Flash and Love, Simon actor Keiynan Lonsdale came out as “not straight” last year, but has now revealed that he no longer wants to use the pronoun he. Rather, the star will go by tree. Tree made the announcement during an Instagram Live Q&A.
“OK, this might sound stupid, but I don’t care. I don’t think this is offensive… but, I don’t want to go by ‘he’ anymore, I just want to go by ‘tree.’ I want people to call me ‘tree’ because we all come from trees, so it doesn’t matter if you’re a he or a she or they or them. At the end of the day, everyone’s a tree. I want to call my friends tree, and me tree, and every one tree. So, I think like when people ask me what my preferred pronoun is, I’m going to say tree. I’m not high by the way, this is just me.”
Despite coming out as “not straight” last year, the actor continues to get asked about his sexuality. “Now it just depends on the day, sometimes I’m bisexual, sometimes I’m gay, sometimes I feel straight, sometimes I’m not anything. It doesn’t matter. Either way, through all that, I’m Keiynan. So if your question is, ‘Am I Keiynan?’ yes, I am Keiynan.’”